Welcome to the website of the Nelson Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Club Team Marcelo Lopes. We are a growing martial arts club practicing BJJ under the instruction of Marcelo Lopes and Owen Sweetman. Marcelo is a third degree black belt from Rio de Janero with many years coaching and competition experience. Owen is one of only two black belts graded by Marcelo, and also has many years experience in coaching both BJJ and Judo.The club is now based at The Italian Club 11 Trafalgar Street, Nelson. We cater for all levels and ages with current membership ranging from 15yrs to 55yrs. All interest levels are catered for whether for fitness and conditioning, self defence, general BJJ knowledge, cross training, or BJJ competition level We seek to run a friendly and open club where enjoyment of martial arts sets the standards. We have a reciprocal training arrangement with our Blenheim sister club which allows either club to train with the other at no extra cost.
(PHOTO: Blenheim Gi and No Gi Competition Nov 2016)